View enhancement involves the pruning or removal of trees to boost the view of a property. During this time, the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care creates a plan for your view based upon your individual preferences and our expert recommendations. A view enhancement plan includes what trees will be pruned, and the type of pruning is needed. This is where our skills come into play, through years of experience and practice to see the possibilities and produce the perfect end result.
Winter is also the perfect season for view enhancement services due to the dormancy of trees. The dormant season temporarily slows the growth of a tree, making it easier for an arborist to view the entire structure of a tree. This allows for proper, conscientious pruning that enhances the beauty and function of your trees while reducing the potential for costly, irreversible damage.
Reasons For View Enhancement
Tree Pruning – Pruning is the best way to improve your view. View enhancement includes the pruning and removal of large, heavy limbs that directly obstruct your view. This allows you to keep your beloved trees while maintaining the view of your property landscape.
Crown Reduction – When a tree on your property grows too tall, it can begin to obstruct your view. A certified arborist can carefully perform a crown reduction to maintain a tree’s health and natural look. During this time, specific branches are cut to reduce height while other branches are trimmed to maintain a natural appearance.
Skirt Raising – Sometimes, a view is obstructed by low hanging branches. A certified arborist can remove any low-hanging branches to clear a space. This is relatively common when a home is located above the view of a river, valley, or another scenic view. Skirt raising can also improve surrounding landscape growth by allowing additional light to enter shady areas.
The Benefits Of Winter View Enhancement
A Clearer Picture – Foliage isn’t an issue during the winter. The certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care will have a clear picture of what needs to be pruned and which areas are diseased or problematic. During the dormant season, the pattern of branches is better seen, making it easier to perform structural pruning while making more precise cuts.
Less Intrusive – Since people tend to spend their time inside during the winter months, you won’t have to worry about disturbing nearby neighbors during a view enhancement service. Furthermore, since your landscape is in a dormant state, you won’t have to worry about anything impacting your lawn or property.
Disease Control – During the growth season, fresh cuts are vulnerable to disease and insect infestation, which can harm or kill a tree. View enhancement during the winter protects your trees from the spread of fungi, disease, and insects, making it less vulnerable to attack once the weather warms up.
Faster Healing – When a tree is trimmed or pruned, it sustains injury. Like all living things, trees need time to heal and recover from these wounds. The dormant season is the best time for trees to heal as it reduces the amount of stress they undergo while allowing for more robust growth during the spring.
Portland Tree Care
The certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care has years of experience working to enhance property views with our Portland tree care services. Whether you need professional pruning, trimming, or tree removal, we can help provide you with breathtaking views to boost the aesthetic appeal of your property. Contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.